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Definition of Y (in chemistry)

Y (in chemistry): The symbol for the element yttrium, an ultrarare metal named after Ytterby in southern Sweden. Yttrium has been used in certain nuclear medicine scans.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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